one sketch/3 cards…

I added wasabi to my A Muse|Studio color palette this week and couldn’t wait to get into my studio to have a little fun. I thought it was time for another sketch! The sketch I came up with for this edition of One Sketch/3 Cards incorporates a few layered rectangular panels…

It’s simple, but there are plenty of ways to change it up a bit. I came up with three cards, using various A Muse|Studio colors and stamp sets to show you how this one sketch can turn into several different card ideas…

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Below, I go over each individual card, explaining a few details so you can have a closer look….

This card above, features the Sunny Side of Life stamp set. I used a base card of wheat, the mat is in seattle and the ink color for the field is wasabi. The scallop, crystals and butterfly are all cherry and the sentiment is stamped in seattle ink. This card represents the literal interpretation of the sketch. To spice it up, I added a tiny scalloped border along the bottom mat, a few cherry crystals to add some bling and the butterfly die as the element that comes off the page to give the design a little more dimension.

This card features the Fresh Foliage stamp set. I used a base card of wasabi, the mat is in orange and the ink colors for the leaves are papaya, sponged with orange and wasabi ink. I glittered the leaf outlines inside the leaves, tied a bit of onyx & white baker’s twine to the mat and included a few clear crystals to the panels before attaching it to the base card with foam tape. The only change I made to the original design was to shift the small interior blocks to the right so that the extra section was on the left side of the orange mat.

This last card features the Life is a Song stamp set. I used a base card of bermuda, the mat is wasabi and the ink colors are also bermuda and wasabi. The onyx satin ribbon and ink create a bit of contrast that the color scheme really needed. In this interpretation I turned the card on its side 90 degrees to the right. Turning any design by 90 degrees can create an entirely different look, so give it a try if you’re finding yourself using the same layouts for your cards and you’re getting a little bored with them.

That’s it for this edition of One Sketch/3 Cards!  I hope you got some new ideas on how to use these fabulous A Muse|Studio stamp sets as well as how to use a sketch to make it your own.


  1. What a great layout and beauiful cards…..I’m soooooooo inspired!!! Thanks honey!

  2. love these cards and the different way you interpreted the sketch! Nice job Kris!

  3. super duper cards!!! Love the different looks. You’re so creative!